Want to have a positive impact on water quality in Northern California?
Tully Consulting Group is a Stormwater Management firm located in Dixon, California. We provide Stormwater Inspection and Qualified SWPPP Developer services to a wide variety of clients in the construction industry. Our team is involved with projects ranging from highway work to wetland restorations.
This subfield of Civil and Environmental Engineering isn't well known, but there's a huge opportunity for a fulfilling and impactful career in Stormwater Management. We have a diverse group of people from the fields of Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Geology, Biology, and more. This field is a perfect way to combine a passion for the Environment with technical skills and experience-based knowledge, all while earning a livable wage.
We have about 30 members on our team, so we’re a smaller business, but that's why we love it here! Every one of us has a measurable impact on the company, and we take pride in the work that we do. We all work hard to provide excellent services, preserve water quality, and support one another.
What is Stormwater?
If you join the Tully Group team, we'll show you the ropes on how to become a SWPPP and Stormwater Professional. Don’t know what Stormwater is yet? No problem! Here’s the basics...
The EPA defines Stormwater runoff as water that collects from rain or snowmelt that flows over land or impervious surfaces (like paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops) and into a water body or storm drain system.
Stormwater picks up and carries pollutants on its way to various water bodies downstream. These pollutants can become concentrated in our creeks and rivers, which can impact water quality, wildlife, and the ecosystems of our waterways. Because Stormwater has a huge potential to transfer toxic chemicals and pollutants into our water bodies, it is believed to be the Number One source of water quality pollution.
California has very sensitive creeks, rivers, and streams that can be negatively impacted by pollutants brought in by Stormwater runoff. Protecting our waterways keeps water clean, which helps maintain water quality for the health and safety of humans and wildlife.
“Best place I’ve ever worked at by far. Welcoming environment with flexibility, great benefits, and opportunity to learn and grow. Family owned business that makes you part of their family, not just an employee number; owners are always readily available to encourage you."
Abel Bermúdez — Former TCG Project Manager & CSU Sacramento Alumni
What does Stormwater have to do with Construction?
The processes involved with construction can be messy. Construction often requires digging up large amounts of soil and working with hazardous materials like chemicals, concrete waste, and more. That’s why states like California have established industry-specific Stormwater Management regulations (i.e. the California Construction General Permit). Contractors and construction sites must follow these rules and requirements to help protect water quality.
Contractors hire us as a Subcontractor to help their construction sites comply with the CA Construction General Permit, and any other applicable permits and agreements pertaining to Stormwater and water quality. We serve as the Water Pollution Control Manager (WPCM) and prepare the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and other related documents that our clients need to stay compliant.
Our Inspectors perform SWPPP-related inspections and fill out corresponding paperwork required for each project. In the office, our Submittals Team prepares applicable plans such as the SWPPP, Water Pollution Control Plan (WPCP), Diversion Plan, Dewatering Plan, and more.
What kind of career candidates is Tully Group looking for?
It's extremely important for us to create a diverse workforce with people from all walks of life. Ecosystems need diversity to be healthy, and we believe the same applies to our team of professionals. That's why we look into hiring individuals with varied backgrounds and life experiences in addition to their education and technical accomplishments.
Some words to describe our team are... HUMBLE, KIND, PATIENT, CREATIVE, FUN, FLEXIBLE, HARD WORKING, TEAM PLAYERS, CRITICAL THINKERS, WILLING TO LEARN
We are always looking for like-minded individuals who are passionate about the environment, construction, or both! From Estimators to Stormwater Inspectors, our team includes a decent variety of positions. While we are very thankful to have a full team with limited seats, we are still open to growing the company should the right candidate come along. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to apply!
"TCG is a great place to grow and develop both professionally and personally. It provides a great platform to learn and explore new places, technology, and work environments. TCG is a family-friendly organization that cares about their employees, they go above and beyond on emphasizing a healthy work/life balance.
It's amazing to be part of an organization that understands the importance of supporting and investing in their people. TCG is great in not only committing to the clients they serve or the environment but the employees they hire.
I am more than proud to say I am part of the TCG family."
Alex Bermúdez — TCG Stormwater Inspector & CSU Sacramento Alumni
Why choose Tully Consulting Group?
We provide comprehensive benefits. Health, dental, vision, life insurance, profit-sharing, and 401k plans are available for full-time employees. Full-time employees are also granted 10 days of accrued vacation leave, 5 sick days, and 11 paid holidays at the start of employment. The longer you stay with us, the more vacation days you accrue.
We’ll pay you competitive wages. Inspectors start at $18 per hour, and Administrative positions start at $15 per hour. Rates increase with education and experience, and employees are evaluated for raises every year pending performance and business need. Most positions are nonexempt and are eligible for overtime pay per State and Federal law. Paychecks are distributed on a biweekly basis.
We offer flexible scheduling. Because we value your work-life balance, we want you to work to live, not live to work. Depending on your needs and your position, you can work flexible hours—from home if applicable—and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule. We typically work 40-hour workweeks Monday through Friday, but occasional weekend work and overtime does happen.
Here's some more reasons to consider a career at Tully Group...
Outstanding Mission: Actively protect water quality and have a direct impact on preventing pollution.
Small Business: We have a small business atmosphere, and are family-owned and operated. At TCG we are fortunate to be able to develop a close-knit team that works collaboratively to provide excellent services to our clients.
Unique Work Environment: In a typical week, inspectors go out into the field for inspections (AKA explore the great outdoors of NorCal), and spend the rest of their time in the office. Our office is fun and casual, yet professional. Staff have assigned desks, and get a space to call their own. We even have office dogs that keep us company and are a pet-friendly workplace!
Employee Appreciation: We coordinate several Employee Appreciation activities throughout the year. We’ll have catered lunches, attend sports games, host a holiday party & other celebrations, treat you for your birthday & work anniversary, and more.
Snacks & Coffee: Do you like to eat and stay caffeinated? Us too! We keep an inventory of simple snacks, coffee, and miscellaneous treats to help make the day a little better. We also like to provide our employees with company lunches about once a month.
Community Involvement: We love our community! Every year we participate in several community events, host fundraisers, and do our part to give back. Check out our blog to read about some of the fun stuff we love to do for Dixon and the local area.
What would make you a good fit?
You admire a small business setting: If you want to grow with us and have a positive influence on how our business develops, look no further than TCG!
You have a good driving record and like road trips: Inspectors drive to and from our clients’ sites and the office, which can put a lot of miles on our company vehicles. Driving your own car might be necessary every once in a while, but you’ll be reimbursed when using your personal vehicle to perform inspections.
You’re a morning person: Our team tends to identify as "wake up early, get stuff done, and leave early" kinda people. The office is open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, but there are options to start earlier or later pending approval.
You appreciate the outdoors and don’t mind working in the elements: We provide inspections within a 2-hour radius of our main office in Dixon. Our Inspectors get to experience various environments from the mountains to the valleys, to the cities in between. Some days are hot, other days are cold, some days you need to hike to access a remote work site. Oh, and some days are wet (we are Stormwater Professionals after all).
You’re fond of hiking: Being in the field keeps you on your toes—literally! Depending on your site, thorough inspections require lots of walking throughout construction sites.
You enjoy interacting with construction crews (and people in general): Our clients perform everything from bridge replacements to highway development. The information you collect and share with them is an integral part of the construction process. We’re here to support our clients and offer guidance, and we can’t do that without constant communication and transparency.
You don't mind paperwork: Inspections must be accompanied by paperwork that documents sites and informs our clients of our findings. Diligent recordkeeping is an essential part of Stormwater management.
"Tully Consulting presents you with numerous opportunities to learn and grow within the company, regardless of your background and past experience.
I have gained an invaluable amount of knowledge in my time here and am looking forward to many more years!"
Emily Hayes — TCG Project Manager